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Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.3 GHz

Specifications

Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.3 GHz
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.3 GHz (MacBook 12 (Early 2016) Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR3L-1866 verlötet
Display
12 inch 16:10, 2304x1440 pixel 226 PPI, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
Apple SSD AP0256, 256 GB 
, NVMe
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: Headset
Networking
Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 13.1 x 280.5 x 196.5 ( = 0.52 x 11.04 x 7.74 in)
Battery
41.4 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Apple OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Camera
Primary Camera: 0.345 MPix 480p FaceTime
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, zwei Mikrofone, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 12 Months Warranty, fanless
Released
04/19/2016
Weight
920 g ( = 32.45 oz / 2.03 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1449 Euro

 

Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 70%, features: 65%, display: 90% mobility: - %, workmanship: 100%, ergonomy: 100%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.3 GHz

90% Slim and sexy: Apple’s 2016 MacBook reviewed
Source: Gadgetguy English
We actually liked last year’s model a lot, and it grew on us more as time went on. While its form-factor and inside technology wasn’t quite good enough to take on the likes of the Microsoft Surface Pro or Surface Book, it had a slimmer profile and a more reliable keyboard that didn’t break 200,000 keystrokes in. While we still stand by last year’s 4 star rating, this year we’re bumping it up a bit, because the update to a new processor — indeed to three — means the performance is a little more configurable, and that if you still want a light computer, you can get it with some speed, too.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 100%

Foreign Reviews

90% Nicht schon wieder Gangbang!
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/19/2016
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 50% features: 50% display: 90% ergonomy: 100%

Comment

Model: The Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.3 GHz maintains the elegance of an Apple device but with refreshed internals. There are four colours to choose from; rose gold, silver, gold and space grey which the first being the latest addition. The chassis feels solid and premium, while the simplicity of the form factor is attractive. There is a black Chiclet style keyboard and a gesture touchpad for smooth navigation. Its 12 inch TFT LED-backlit IPS panel with Retina technology is gorgeous. Needless to say, colors are vivid and details produced by this screen are top notch.

On-board is an Intel Core m7 Skylake dual-core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz, a maximum of 8 GB LPDDR3 RAM, an integrated Intel HD Graphics 515 GPU and either a 256 GB or 512 GB internal SSD. The battery life is impressive with up to 10 hours of web surfing and a 30-day standby claim. This is due to the 41.4 W battery, which is slightly bigger in the previous model.However, the Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.3 GHz only comes with a single USB Type-C port.

Series: The Apple MacBook 12 is a Macbook with 12 inch display for productivity on the go with 1.2 GHz dual-core Intel Core m5 processor (Turbo Boost up to 2.7 GHz) with 4 MB L3 cache, Intel HD Graphics 515, 8 GB of 1866 MHz LPDDR3 RAM, 512 GB PCIe-based onboard flash storage. Its unique 12-inch Retina display with LED backlight and IPS technology delivers sharp and high definition images. The display features a resolution of 2304 x 1440 pixels and pixel density of 226 pixels per inch.

The Apple Macbook 12 runs on Apple’s latest operating system, which is the Apple El Capitan OSX 10.11.4. It features a full-sized Chiclet keyboard with LED backlight, including 12 function keys and four arrow keys with ambient light sensor. With only 0.92 kg (2.03 pounds), it is really light and suitable for users on the go. The Apple Macbook 12 is equipped with a 480p FaceTime camera, stereo speakers, dual microphones and a 3.5 mm headphone jack for multimedia use. As for connectivity, there are a USB-C port, which supports charging, USB 3.1 Gen 1 (up to 5 Gb/s transfer speed) and a native DisplayPort 1.2 video out.

Intel HD Graphics 515: Integrated GPU (GT2) with 24 EUs found on Core-m-CPUs of the Skylake generation (4,5 W TDP). Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
6Y75: Skylake-based ULV dual-core processor for tablets and 2-in-1 notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 515 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
12":

This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.92 kg:

Mainly, bigger-sized tablets and convertibles weigh as much.


Apple: Apple Inc. is an American multinational corporation which designs and manufactures consumer electronics and software products. Apple software includes the Mac OS X operating system but nowadays Macbooks are also able to run Windows. Apple has at least sporadically been considered the most valuable company in the world since 2011 and has consistently ranked among the Top 10 companies in the world.

In the laptop sector, Apple's market share was 9.3% in 2014 and 10.3% in 2016. The latter corresponds to the 5th place. In the smartphone segment, Apple achieved 15.3% in the first quarter of 2016, which means a market share loss when compared to the 18.3% in same quarter of the previous year.
Nevertheless, Apple ranked second place behind Samsung in both years.

There are tons of reviews on Apple laptops, smartphones and tablets. The ratings are significantly above-average (as of 2016).


90%: There do not exist many models, which are rated better. The most ratings get ratings, which are a bit worse.
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Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.2 GHz
HD Graphics 515, Core m5 6Y54, 0.92 kg
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
HD Graphics 515, Core m3 6Y30, 0.927 kg

Devices with the same GPU

HP EliteBook Folio G1-V1C64EA
HD Graphics 515, Core m5 6Y54, 12.5", 1.1 kg
HP Chromebook 13 G1, Core m3
HD Graphics 515, Core m3 6Y30, 13.3", 1.2 kg
HP EliteBook Folio G1-Z2U98ES
HD Graphics 515, Core m7 6Y75, 12.5", 0.97 kg
Kogan Atlas UltraSlim Pro-KALAP13SPZA
HD Graphics 515, Core m3 6Y30, 13.3", 1.4 kg
HP EliteBook Folio G1-X2F49EA
HD Graphics 515, Core m7 6Y75, 12.5", 0.979 kg
HP EliteBook Folio G1-V1C39EA
HD Graphics 515, Core m5 6Y54, 12.5", 0.979 kg
HP EliteBook Folio G1-W8H05PA
HD Graphics 515, Core m7 6Y75, 12.5", 0.979 kg
Xiaomi Mi Air 12 inch 2016
HD Graphics 515, Core m3 6Y30, 12.5", 1.1 kg
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB219T
HD Graphics 515, Core m7 6Y75, 13.3", 1.2 kg
HP Chromebook 13 G1, Core m5
HD Graphics 515, Core m5 6Y57, 13.3", 1.202 kg
HP Elitebook Folio G1-V1C40EA
HD Graphics 515, Core m5 6Y54, 12.5", 0.97 kg
Asus UX305CA-DQ150T
HD Graphics 515, Core m3 6Y30, 13.3", 1.2 kg
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
HD Graphics 515, Core m7 6Y75, 13.3", 1.16 kg
Asus UX305CA-FC022T
HD Graphics 515, Core m3 6Y30, 13.3", 1.2 kg
HP EliteBook Folio G1-V1C36EA
HD Graphics 515, Core m7 6Y75, 12.5", 1.1 kg
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
HD Graphics 515, Core m5 6Y54, 12.5", 0.979 kg
Dell Latitude 13 7370
HD Graphics 515, Core m5 6Y57, 13.3", 1.247 kg
Asus UX305CA-FC106T
HD Graphics 515, Core m5 6Y54, 13.3", 1.2 kg
Asus UX305CA-FC037T
HD Graphics 515, Core m3 6Y30, 13.3", 1.2 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
Iris Graphics 550, Core i5 6267U, 13.3", 1.358 kg
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Retina 2016
Iris Graphics 540, Core i5 6360U, 13.3", 1.37 kg

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Stefan Hinum, 2016-04-26 (Update: 2016-04-26)